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End the Lollygagging and Make EWU a Tobacco-Free Campus

End the Lollygagging and Make EWU a Tobacco-Free Campus

April 20, 2017

Tobacco use is a choice of consumerism and consumption. Much akin to deciding to drink soda or to eat fast food, albeit a more addicting one. The probl...

Federal Funds Should not be About Obedience

Federal Funds Should not be About Obedience

March 13, 2017

There is no question that President Trump has made some questionable decisions as of late-- travel bans, healthcare repeals, building a wall, constantly poi...

The Battle of the Bathroom Rages On

The Battle of the Bathroom Rages On

March 2, 2017

The Trump administration continues to make waves in the media with their latest announcement that revokes the former Obama administration’s 2016 guidanc...

Killing the Conversation in College Classrooms

Killing the Conversation in College Classrooms

February 23, 2017

Remember the good ole’ days when teachers would send home permission slips for questionable films like “Schindler’s List” or “The Alamo,” so ...

Identifying the Right and Wrong Ways to Create a Safe Space

Identifying the Right and Wrong Ways to Create a Safe Space

February 16, 2017

Following the recent violent protests at UC Berkeley, the national debate on safe spaces has resparked. So what is a safe space? Some define safe sp...

Axe the Tampon Tax Before it Bleeds Women Dry

Axe the Tampon Tax Before it Bleeds Women Dry

February 9, 2017

This is a tax that affects half of the state population, and over half the population of EWU. Washington state collects millions of dollars annually in sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

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Editorial: Denying Sanctuary Campus Status is Not Just Black and White

Editorial: Denying Sanctuary Campus Status is Not Just Black and White

February 2, 2017

What happens when the president loses his marbles and starts taking funding away from any school that defines itself as a sanctuary?

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Women’s March Revealed the Power of Unity

Women’s March Revealed the Power of Unity

January 26, 2017

In a movement echoing the voice of those who have marched before, women around the globe stood in solidarity last weekend, raising their voices in defianc...

ASEWho?

ASEWho?

January 12, 2017

ASEWU has been a part of our institution for over 150 years, and it seems like student involvement since then has seriously declined. Students these days e...

Caution: Road may be slippery

November 28, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Music is blaring over the speakers, the air is warm as the heater works in overtime to combat the cold air outside the confines of the car. The world is bright, the sun shining off the snow making everything look pure and magical. Everything seems perfect, the holiday season is here and warm, gooey, homemade chocolate chips are all that you can think about. Suddenly, anot...

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